“What work in another instrument's repertoire are you jealous that it's not in yours?”
The Violin Channel recently caught up with 30+ of the world’s top string players to find out …
Violin Virtuoso Itzhak Perlman:
"Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2 ..."
British Cellist Steven Isserlis:
"The late Mozart piano concertos ... Brahms 1st piano concerto .... though they wouldn’t exactly suit the cello ..."
Canadian Violin Soloist James Ehnes:
"So many! .... I am particularly jealous that cellists have their Dvorak Concerto ..."
Italian-German Soloist, VC Artist Violinist Augustin Hadelich:
"Just about every Mozart Piano Concerto!"
Korean-American Violin Soloist Sarah Chang:
"All of the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerti!"
Australian Soloist, VC Artist Violinist Ray Chen:
"Elgar Cello Concerto ..."
VC Artist Dover Quartet 1st Violinist Joel Link:
"Dvorak's Cello Concerto .... for sure"
American Cellist & The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Co-Artistic Director David Finckel:
"The lack of a cello concerto by Mozart brings to mind his incomparable concertos for violin ... I think that if Mendelssohn had access to a cellist of the stature of violinist Ferdinand David, we’d have a cello concerto from him as popular as his violin concerto ..."
Canadian Violin Soloist Lara St. John:
"Everything by Rachmaninov and Chopin .... and Ravel and Gershwin ... there isn't room here for all the jealousy ..."
VC Young Artist Violist Timothy Ridout:
"Brahms Violin Concerto ... It would be a dream to have a viola concerto from Brahms!!"
VC Rising Star Violinist Johan Dalene:
"Elgar Cello Concerto ..."
Czech Philharmonic Concertmaster, VC Artist Josef Spacek:
"Definitely the Dvorak Cello Concerto ... If only we could switch the two..."
Emerson String Quartet Violinist, Philip Setzer:
"Dvorak's Cello Concerto ..."
VC Artist Attacca Quartet Cellist Andrew Yee:
"Beethoven Emperor Concerto ..."
VC Young Artist Cellist Zlatomir Fung:
"I'm very jealous of the Sibelius Violin Concerto ..."
VC Artist Violinist Richard Lin:
"Definitely Dvorak Cello Concerto ..."
VC Artist Violinist Nikki Chooi:
"Schubert Songs ..."
Dallas Symphony Concertmaster, Alexander Kerr:
"Beethoven's 4th Piano Concerto ... It is truly one of the most beautiful pieces of music I know ..."
American Soloist, VC Artist Violinist Stefan Jackiw:
"Mozart Clarinet Concerto ... I love the violin concertos so much ... but his clarinet concerto, written at the end of his life, is something really special ..."
TwoSet Violinist, Eddy Chen:
"Rachmaninov Piano Concertos .... definitely!"
TwoSet Violinist, Brett Yang:
"The Elgar Cello Concerto ..."
VC Young Artist Violinist Simone Porter:
"The concertos I'd love to steal are Rach 3 and Dvorak Cello Concerto ..."
VC Artist Violinist Angelo Xiang Yu:
"Rachmaninoff Cello Sonata! It makes me want to play cello every time I hear it!"
Russian-American Violin Soloist Philippe Quint:
"Tchaikovsky's Rococo Variations ... but I feel bad about being jealous of cello repertoire ..."
English Violinist Tasmin Little:
"Ravel Left hand piano concerto ... and Rachmaninov 2nd and 3rd concertos ..."
Dutch Violin Soloist Simone Lamsma:
"Rachmaninov 2nd and 3rd Piano Concertos .... and both Brahms Piano Concertos ... and Dvorak Cello Concerto!"
Violinist & Fashion Model Filip Pogady:
"Rachmaninov piano concerto No.3 ... and Prokofiev piano concerto No.1"
London Symphony Orchestra First Violinist "Queen of Bling" Maxine Kwok-Adams:
"I started learning the cello as a teenager after I heard the Shostakovich 1st concerto ... I never got to that level technically although I probably had the right amount of teenage angst at the time!"
VC Young Artist Violinist Francisco Fullana:
"Schubert's Arpeggione ... Bach 6th Suite ... Schumann Cello Concerto ..."